Amy Barnes' friends have been paying tribute to her on the social networking website, Facebook.

The 19-year-old, who called herself Amyleigh, has 1,006 friends on the site and she listed her hobbies as dancing, acting, socialising, singing, partying and sleeping.

Among her favourite television shows are Footballers Wives - she is said to have once dated Blackburn Rovers’ striker Benni McCarthy - CSI and Hollyoaks and her favourite movies include Finding Nemo.

She told friends: “I do a lot of modelling, promotions, dancing and acting! I love to party hard and enjoy myself. Everyone seems to call me a party princess!!! I love... meeting new people and going to new places.”

Scores of friends have left messages. Beckie Armitt wrote: “I love u baby girl - I can’t stop cryin I just dont understand... It hasnt sunk in that your gone... im missin u so so much just to let you know that that il always love u princess...and just like u did on earth...ul be partying with the stars....i miss my baby so so much xxxx x xxxxx xxx”

Richard 'Sticky' Tape wrote: “I don't believe it. I'm in shock - my thoughts, feelings and wishes to the Barnes family at this tragic time. RIP Amyleigh.”

Charlotte Fairlie wrote: “sleep tight. rip amyleigh xx”